Earth Day is a time to teach kids about this wonderful planet we call home. Kids will have a great time with this countdown to Earth Day with informationall text and activities.
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Earth Day!
Students learn about Earth Day and things we can all do to help the environment on each day of the countdown. This packet has 11 pages of informational text and a student activity for each. You can choose to do one activity a day, or space them out, ending with the final activity on April 22, Earth Day.
The packet has full pages with information about Earth and it's environment. The full pages of informational text can be copied and made into a student book. These books can be reused for several years. Or, you can project one page at a time for your class discussions. The text on the page can be read aloud to 1st and 2nd grade students or 3rd and 4th grade students can read the informational text on their own. The information on these pages is intended to be a starting point for your discussions. A list of additional resources is included in the packet.
The countdown topics are:
10- History of Earth Day
9- Earth's resources
6- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
5- Water Cycle
3- Web of Life
2- Endangered plants and animals
1- Global Warming
Earth Day- Being Green survey
At the bottom of each full page is a section called Something to do. Students would then use the half page mini-book to complete the activity. The activity connects to that day's discussion. The mini-book is meant to be consumable, so each student would need his/her own copy. The pages are in color and in black/white.
The activities are:
10-design an Earth Day sign
9- list renewable and nonrenewable resources used in one day
8- take a pledge to save energy
7- landfill experiment
6- design a Reduce, Reuse, Recycle bumper sticker
5- think of 5 ways to save water
4- list ways we use trees
3- observe an area and write down things in the web of life
2- draw a wildlife refuge
1- global warming experiment
Earth Day- make badges for family or friends who take the Green Me survey.
Along with the full pages of information there is an accompanying mini book with a variety of short activities for students.
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Created by Debbie Crockett
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